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+ - Reddit Now Banning Quality News Sites Such as The Atlantic and Business Week

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Kindgott writes: "Sites where users can promote stories eventually have to come to terms with the possibility of users gaming the system in order to promote their own sites — whether they generate revenue or contain malicious content.

With that in mind, Reddit implementeda domain blocking system, initially targeting URL shortening services.

Today, Reddit user violentacrez recently posted that "entire high-quality" domains such as The Atlantic and Business Week are subject to a blanket ban.

In light of previous behavior by sites, some users welcome the change, while others are condemn it as censorship.

A subreddit has been created in order to keep track of confirmed blocked domains."

Comment: Re:Why the next one? (Score 1) 293

by Kindgott (#39825135) Attached to: Why Apple's Next Revolution Should Be In Your Car
If you're a bit more daring, you can check out sites such as or other "carputer" resources and try to roll your own. Looking at now, I am slightly disappointed. They used to be more of a "how to" with a shop section, and they seem to have transformed into a shop with a forums section.

Comment: Slower downloads will stop piracy? (Score 1) 154

by Kindgott (#39150325) Attached to: RapidShare Fighting Piracy By Slowing Download Speeds

Back in the late 90s, I knew people who would leave their modems connected overnight on a dedicated line, with a download manager running, just to be sure they got the latest copy of whatever it was they were after.

Slowing up your downloads is just going to make people take longer to grab something, or they'll busily try to find a way to circumvent your "protection." Or, they'll move on to some other service or method, partially collapsing your business model.

Comment: I should be fine. (Score 1) 273

by Kindgott (#37852326) Attached to: In light of the squeeze in hard drive prices ...

I have a 1 year old 2TB drive, a 1TB drive, and two 500GB drives, all SATA. I also have a 750GB external drive. The external isn't as handy as it used to be, only for the fact that my current case has a SATA dock built into the top, and my system supports hot-swapping of hard drives. Unless I need to be sure I can access files on another machine, I can just plug in one of the spare drives as needed.

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -- P. Erdos